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The Thursday Thinker: Celebrating The Overcycle

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Prince Fielder did a lot of cool things as a Brewer, but he never once hit for an overcycle.
Prince Fielder did a lot of cool things as a Brewer, but he never once hit for an overcycle.

Writing about Richie Sexson this morning made me think of something I kick around from time to time.

The cycle is one of baseball's most notable individual performances, but in most cases it's something of a freak occurrence. Getting a single, double, triple and home run in the same game is certainly a notable feat, but a player who hits two doubles and two home runs has done more to help his team and will get less attention for doing so.

Today we're celebrating the players who have done more and gotten less credit. In franchise history there have been eleven "overcycles:" Games where a player had at least four hits and more than ten total bases. How many of the players involved can you name in five minutes?

The rules remain the same: Post your score in the comments but do not comment on any specific answer until after 6 pm Central time, so everyone gets a chance to try it out without having it spoiled for them. And, of course, there's no reason to cheat here, because there aren't any prizes.

Given five minutes to guess, it's possible a fair number of you will get ten of these. I'll be surprised if anyone gets eleven, but if you do be sure to post your time along with your score in the comments.

Have fun, and don't forget to post your score in the comments!

If you've finished that one and you're looking for more Brewer Sporcle today, here are this offseason's other quizzes: